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Today's Dippit!

Quote

"My wife has been my closest friend, my closest advisor. And she’s not somebody who looks to the limelight, or even is wild about me being in politics. And that’s a good reality check on me. When I go home, she wants me to be a good father and a good husband. And everything else is secondary to that."


Barack Obama


Joke

If you ever feel cold just stand in a corner. They are usually around 90 degrees!


Fun Fact

Millions of birds a year die from smashing into windows in the U.S. alone.

 

The actual number is somewhere between 365 million and 988 million!


While the exact number of the bird population is uncertain, this comes out to about 2 to 10 percent of birds in the United States.


Reading Fact

Harper Lee was an American novelist to the best-known novel "To Kill a Mockingbird".


History Fact

Anyone Seen My Coffee Mug?


The extremely goth Britons of the Ice Age commonly used old human skulls as cups. I repeat: as long as they’re not using them.


Movie/TV Trivia

Robert Ludlum, the creator of the Jason Bourne series, died while the first Bourne film was in post-production.


Movie/TV Quote

"It's the fucking Catalina Wine Mixer."


Step Brothers (2008)


Like the previous Adam McKay and Will Ferrell collaborations Anchorman and Talladega NightsStep Brothers is a movie filled with incredibly funny lines, but this time the two writers were freed up by the movie's R-rating to chase some of their most bizarre, vulgar ideas. (That's part of why the famous but squeaky-clean trailer line "Did we just become best friends?" didn't feel like the right pick here.) How did "the biggest helicopter leasing event in the Western hemisphere since 1997" come to mean so much to the movie's fans? "It's the fucking Catalina Wine Mixer," is said by both Adam Scott's super-slimy jerk Derek and Richard Jenkins's dinosaur-loving patriarch Robert after John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell save the day with their ridiculous musical performance at the event. In the years following the movie's release, the line has become a celebratory shorthand and a way of life: The New Orleans Saints said it in the locker room after they won the Super Bowl in 2010, and it's also now a real event you can attend in California. As you'd imagine, McKay has expressed some ambivalence about the phenomenon, saying in a recent interview, "When you see the people who you're kind of making fun of embrace it, it's both hilarious, and at the same time, dispiriting." So, if you see the guy on the street, maybe don't yell it at him.


Conversation Starter

Which TV show do you want your life to be like?


Writing Prompt

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